How does a lesbian couple vacationing in Hawaii go from hugging and kissing at the grocery store to allegedly getting punched in the face by a police officer and subsequently living in a homeless shelter? Well, this is what the Honolulu Police Department’s internal investigation is seeking to uncover after the two women claim they were wrongfully arrested and charged with felony assault on an officer, a crime the two ladies were forced to spend 3 days in jail for before being released.
This is the couple:
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It all started when Honolulu PD officer Bobby Harrison spotted Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero canoodling at a Foodland on Oahu’s famous North Shore. The two women were holding hands, hugging, and kissing. You know, all the sorts of shit couples do when they’re on vacation in a tropical paradise. Officer Bobby wasn’t having it though, he approached the two gorgeous women and told them to cut out the shenanigans and, according to The NYPost he told them to ‘take it somewhere else’.
From there the cop started following the women looking for any more signs of hanky panky, and the entire altercation came to a boil when the cop grabbed one of the women’s wrists at the checkout line, allegedly started bumping them with his stomach, and a brouhaha ensued that supposedly culminated with Courtney Wilson getting punched in the face by the cop.
From there the women were charged with felony assault on an officer, forced to spend three days in jail, and were released on condition that they don’t leave the state of Hawaii. As all of you know already, Hawaii’s expensive as shit, and practically nobody can afford to vacation there for longer than 3 to 4 days at a time, the two women were then forced to sleep in a homeless shelter because they couldn’t afford to stay anywhere else.
“I got punched in the face by him,” Wilson said. “I split my nose open. We were on the ground.” The women said Foodland employees were then instructed to hold them down until someone found zip ties.
“They took us down to the basement of Foodland where they continued to harass us about our conduct in the store, asking us if it was worth it, if we were happy where we are,” Wilson said.
“We were just shocked that it all happened.”
The two were arrested for assaulting a police officer and had to use the money they came to the islands with to post bail. As a condition of their release, they couldn’t leave Oahu and wound up sleeping in a park. After five months, prosecutors threw out the case, said their attorney, Eric Seitz.
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The NYPost reports that Officer Bobby H. is a 26-year-veteran of the force, and he is remaining on full/active duty while the internal investigation takes place. For more on this story you can follow that link above on over to the New York Post!